Santa Rosa
Heroic Hounds — Share the World of Canines With Your Grandchild
Alongside your grandchild, learn how service and guide dogs are trained, cared for and used for therapeutic healing, and take home the knowledge to make your dog a well trained friend.
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Program No. 18626MYL
5 days
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At a Glance

Discover the inspirational world of service and guide dogs with your grandchild. Visit the facilities and people who train these canines as well as those who become their teammates. At the Humane Society and Forget-Me-Not-Farm see how farm animals offer therapeutic healing to at-risk children. Learn emergency medical techniques for your pet.
Activity Level
Walking one-half mile; standing 30-45 minutes.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Get an insider’s look at a dog-agility training center to see “four-leggers” learn their skills, including sheepherding.
  • Relive the humor of the Peanuts comic strip at The Charles M. Schulz Museum.
  • At the Bergin University of Canine Studies, experience how students are taught to train service dogs — then take home that knowledge to make an “A” student of your own pet.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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Luis Pena
Luis has been on the Santa Rosa Police Department for 11 years and has been a K9 Handler for the past four years. His partner, Hoss, is from the Czech Republic and is a duel-purpose dog, which means he is both an apprehension and narcotics dog.
Luis Pena
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